British Superbikes: 175kg minimum weight for V-twins confirmed

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An official statement has been released late this afternoon announcing that the proposed increased minimum weight for V-twins will take immediate affect for Snetterton next weekend.

On May 19 the MCRCB released a bulletin notifying all teams that V-twin machinery will be required to run with a minimum weight of 175kg over the 165kg minimum weight of the four cylinders.

However, three days later Ducati Corse communicated to British Superbike organisers that the increased weight had been untested and therefore unsafe.

But following a meeting between GSE Racing Team Principal Darrell Healey, Team Manager Colin Wright, Stuart Higgs from MSVR and MCRCB Director Jonathan Palmer, the increased weight has been added ready for the Snetterton round after the Airwaves Ducati team tested last week with the added ballast.

Jonathan Palmer said: “When there is no definitive method to determine equivalence between two and four cylinder motor cycles the necessary differing regulations will always have the potential to create disagreement and controversy.

“I am pleased that GSE Racing have accepted the regulation amendment from MCRCB and look forward to even more competitive racing in BSB.”

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Rob Hull

By Rob Hull